Aurora’s Craft Breweries
Discover the local brew pubs you can't miss!
April 05, 2019
The state of Colorado ranks high in the world of craft beer. Discover different Aurora craft breweries during your visit.
DRY DOCK BREWING COMPANY
2801 Tower Rd | get directions
15120 E. Hampden Ave | get directions
A legendary brewery with an iconic Apricot Blonde Ale, what’s not to love? The international award-winning Dry Dock Brewing Company is often the first stop for most craft beer connoisseurs. Visit their original location, South Dock, or stop by the cozy taproom inside attached to their production facility, North Dock. Both locations have original brews on tap and a laid-back outdoor patio. If you love what you taste, they distribute cans across Colorado.
CHELUNA BREWING COMPANY
2501 Dallas St. #148 | get directions
Located inside Stanley Marketplace, Cheluna Brewing Company pours Mexican-style beers at Colorado’s first Latino-owned brewery. Their colorful taproom is one of 50+ businesses for visitors to check out. An instant favorite, the Lowrider Mexican Lager, has a hint of lime that’s a real hit with the casual beer drinker.
PILOTHOUSE BREWING COMPANY
4233 S Buckley Rd.| get directions
Showcasing the homebrewing community, Pilothouse Brewing Company has more than 30 different beers on tap that range from experimental to classic flavors. This nautical-themed taproom draws from the owner’s lifelong love for sailing, and the covered patio has the best seating for the warmer months. Visitors can choose between amateur beers or professionally-crafted house beers.
URSULA BREWING CO.
2101 N. Ursula St. Unit 10 | get directions
Located near the Anschutz Medical Campus, Ursula Brewery beloved by locals and visitors. Barrel-aged and specialty drafts remain at the top of the list, while year-round beers are full of flavor and variety you’ve come to expect from Colorado. If you’re looking for an off-beat brew, fill a pint with their “Colorado Buckeye,” a Peanut Butter Chocolate Imperial Stout that’s available seasonally.
PEAK TO PEAK TAP & BREW
16701 East Iliff Ave. | get directions
Since 2014, Peak to Peak Tap & Brew has expanded in popularity but kept their neighborhood feel. This classic brewpub has a variety of lagers, ambers, stouts, and more. Their flagship location on Iliff Ave. has a select food menu, making it the perfect stop for a craft beer and sandwich. Their newly opened Colfax location houses their canning facility and a cozy taproom.
LAUNCH PAD BREWERY
884 S. Buckley Rd. | get directions
This neighbor nano brew severs beer inside a rocket-themed taproom. Launch Pad Brewery, situated near the Buckley Air Force Base, is veteran-owned and pours a variety of styles. Go for something classic like a Pale Ale or Kolsch. Or try something experimental like a Milkshake IPA or seasonal Barleywine.
DAD & DUDE’S BREWERIA
6730 S Cornerstar Way, Ste D | get directions
Founded in 2010 by the Hembree father and son duo, Dad & Dudes Breweria serves up exceptional handcrafted pizza and beer. This brewpub has it all – handmade pizzas, salads, wings along with excellent beer. If you like what you taste, grab a six-pack of locally-brewed cans to-go.
BENT BARLEY BREWING COMPANY
6200 S Main St Suite 110 | get directions
Located in Southlands Lifestyle Center, Bent Barley, brews a variety of ales and lagers, along with easy drinkers, like the Honey Kolsch. Visitors are welcome to stop by their taproom to enjoy a pint or a variety of beers with a tasting flight. This fresh-faced taproom is often a gathering place for locals and is surrounded by great food options, making it easy to pair drinks and dinner on your own.
STANLEY BEER HALL
2501 Dallas St. | get directions
Although technically a brewery, the Stanley Beer Hall hosts more than 30 different taps of craft beer and more. Their unique pour your own system makes it easy to taste and try a variety of brews throughout the night. Complete with a food menu, massive outdoor patio, and sunset views – you really can’t go wrong. They also offer wine, ciders, and margaritas on tap.
4550 S. Reservoir Rd. | get directions
Here’s a reason to feel good about drinking locally, Two22 Brew donates $2.22 of every $10 they make to Colorado non-profits. Two22’s beer list includes blondes, ales, milk stouts, sours, porters, IPAs and more. Their cozy-meets-casual taproom is perfect for enjoying a beer after a long day at Cherry Creek State Park. In the warmer months, check out their intimate patio complete with string lights and lawn furniture.
RESOLUTE BREWING COMPANY
7286 S Yosemite St #110| get directions
Live like the locals at Resolute Brewing Company. This neighborhood micro-brewery is a community favorite and has an outdoor patio, unique taproom, and is often accompanied by rotating food trucks. Under the string lights, enjoy a pint of Resolute American Blonde or Amber under the setting sun.